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Wild Swans

Author: Morris, Jackie
Binding: Hardback
Pages: 384
Pub Date: 11/11/2021
Publisher: UNBOUND
ISBN: 9781783528882
Availability: In Stock
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Quick overview A gorgeously illustrated and extended version of Hans Christian Andersen's fairy tale, by the Kate Greenaway Medal-winning co-author of The Lost Words
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A girl loses her beloved brothers when they are turned into swans by her wicked stepmother. She embarks on a vital quest with one purpose: to find them and turn them back into boys again.

But the task is complicated. She must pick nettles with her bare hands and turn them to yarn, to spin and knit into shirts for each of the eleven brothers. And all the while she cannot speak, for if she does, even so much as a whisper, it will be like a knife in the heart of each swan-boy. And so she knits, silent. And where there is silence people will put words.

The Wild Swans is a beautiful and lyrical extended version of the fairy tale by Hans Christian Andersen in Jackie Morris's enchanting retelling, complete with delicate watercolour paintings throughout this new edition. A story about love and bravery, about how to listen, and about how, when we do not listen, we hear what we wish to hear.

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